Happy Christmas Eve! A Few Of My Favourite Things

Happy Christmas Eve! I do hope you are all done shopping and enjoying family time today!

I’ve seen these questions running around the internet so I thought it would be fun to answer them myself.

1.) Favorite Winter Nail Polish?

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Romance!
It’s an icy, metallic pink that dries quickly and lasts. It’s a perfect icy wintery shade! The bitter cold must be getting to me, because icy pinks in EVERYTHING is what I am loving right now!

2) Favorite Winter lip product?

Right now, it’s Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm! I love these and picked up a few of them on holidays in November. They go on really smoothly and instantly improve the look and texture of your lips. They have SPF 20 which I love because my lips have a lot of sun damage so I need protection, even in the winter. They have quite good pigmentation for a lip balm, and the soft pearl finish gives a lovely glow to your lips. They do have a cucumber smell, but I love cucumbers so I like that-but if you don’t beware!

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in Healthy Blush and Petal Glow

Healthy Blush

Petal Glow

3) Most worn Winter clothing piece?

Hmmm… probably my black sweater tunic! Goes with everything!

4) Most worn Winter accessory?

Anything leopard print haha. Scarves, mittens…you remember!

5) Favorite winter scent/candle?

H2O+ used to sell these awesome scented candles and every year after Christmas I’d stock up when they would go on sale. These are my last two which makes me sad, because they smell SO GOOD.

For my favourite winter scent I’d have to say is Tom Ford Black Orchid. So good….

6) Favorite Winter beverage?

I don’t really have a favourite winter beverage besides tea, but I though I’d show you my hubby’s favourite lately:

Yes, we bought it because it’s called The Kraken-how could we not? I would have made a terrible pirate because I hate rum. But Terry says this is pretty good in a cup of eggnog!

7) All time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?


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I’d have to say A Christmas Story. “You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” Cracks me up every time!

8) Favorite Christmas/Holiday song?

Hmmm…. this is tough! I love anything old-olde english/irish/celtic carols like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas(YES I KNOW ALL THE VERSES), O Come Emmanuel…

BUT one of my favourites is The Huron Carol, a native carol best sung by one of may favourite Canadians ever, Tom Jackson. It was written in 1643 in the native Canadian Algonquin language by a Jesuit Priest named Jean de Brebeuf(who is now a Patron Saint of Canada) and the melody is an old French folk song. Please, take a listen -you won’t be sorry. It’s haunting…

I’ve seen Tom Jackson in concert and he’s amazing and a great humanitarian. Every year, Tom Jackson holds a nationwide call to end hunger. The Huron Carole runs every year, and this year there were 23 shows that ran from November 21 to December 20, 2012 to raise funds and awareness for Canada’s hungry. It’s a cause that’s very dear to me at this time of year. I can’t imagine being hungry at Christmas or at any time of year actually. Even though the concerts are over, you can still donate.

9) Favorite Holiday food/treat? 

Nanaimo Bars! I only make them at this time of year. It is a bar cookie that’s named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Yummmm….

 

10) What is your favourite Christmas Decoration this year? Our spider web:

The tradition of spider webs on the tree is based upon the Ukrainian legend: There once was a widow, who lived in a small hut. One day a pinecone dropped on the floor and it took root. Her children were excited that they would have a tree for Christmas. All summer long they made plans on how they would decorate the tree. They were very poor, so poor that they did not have anything to decorate the tree with. The widow went to bed on Christmas Eve knowing that the tree would not be decorated. Early on Christmas morning, the woman was awakened by her children. “Mother, mother wake up and see the tree it is beautiful!” The mother arose and saw that during the night a spider had spun a web around the tree. The youngest child opened the window to the first light of Christmas Day. As the shafts of the sun crept along the floor, it touched one of the threads of the spider web and instantly the web was changed into gold and silver. And from that day forward the widow never wanted for anything. [text copied from Museum of Science and Industry Archives]

That spider web is ALWAYS on our tree!

11) What’s at the top of your Christmas list?

 Nothing actually. I never want anything for Christmas anymore.

12) What are your plans for the holidays this year?

Just a quiet turkey dinner with my hubby Terry and Marky, the people I love most! This really isn’t our Christmas, but we do exchange gifts and such right now. Our real Christmas is on January 7th-that’s the one we grew up with and continue to celebrate.

I wish all of you a Happy Christmas from the bottom of my heart! Peace, Love, and good times with the ones you love! And please, remember those that need help at this time of year.

See you in a couple of days!

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